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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tamra Minor
Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity and Inclusion
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

In addition to the training programs and resources available through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the University has two campus wide programs: EOP and Multicultural Student Success. The EOP seeks to provide opportunities for economically and educationally disadvantaged students of all races including supportive services designed to help students who need assistance in academic, financial, social and personal matters. The Multicultural Student Success office is committed to developing and maintaining a culturally inclusive and supportive campus environmental for all students. The office co-sponsors and advocates for programs which enhance the cultural competency of students, faculty and staff.


The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

The State University of New York university system has implemented a Discrimination Compliant Procedure policy effective April 29, 2015. UAlbany has adopted this policy for the campus. This outlines the process through which complaints about discrimination are handled. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion oversees complaints related to racial and ethnic discrimination. UAlbany has a Title IX coordinator who reviews complaints related to sexual discrimination.


The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.